AHCA/NCAL: COVID-19 Update - Updated HHS NHSN Reporting Requirements

Lisa Volk and Tarrah Quinlan in Clinical & Quality

Updated HHS NHSN Reporting Requirements

In an updated memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the point-of-care testing results are now required as part of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system.

The HHS memo identifies that “CMS-certified long term care facilities shall submit point-of-care COVID-19 testing data, including antigen testing data, to CDC’s NHSN." To report the point-of-care test results to NHSN, facilities will need to upgrade from SAMS Level-1 access to SAMS Level-3 access.

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Other COVID-19 Updates

Updated Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Health Care Personnel: The CDC has updated the interim infection prevention and control recommendations for health care personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Join the National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network for Best Practices on Coronavirus Control: The new National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network is recruiting nursing homes from across the country to participate in a virtual online peer community for improving COVID-19 infection control and better protecting residents and staff.  Read More

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Please email COVID19@ahca.org for additional questions, or visit ahcancal.org/coronavirus for more information.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Tarrah Quinlan
Director of Education Program Development and Member Operation
518-462-4800 x20